Trump Regulatory Order Seen Changing Cost-Benefit Analysis Of EPA Rules

February 1, 2017
President Donald Trump's executive order clamping down on new rulemakings at EPA and other agencies could lead to a broad reworking of how regulators calculate new rules' costs and benefits, creating an opening to restrict use of metrics the GOP has long claimed overstate the health and economic benefits of regulations while understating costs. The Jan. 30 order "absolutely" could lead to a change in how regulators perform cost-benefit analyses even for rules outside its immediate scope, Resources for the...

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